Business Development Specialist
North Bay
Full-time, Permanent

Excellent Career Opportunity! Great Benefits!

VS Group is looking to hire an innovative and experienced Business Development Specialist to join our team. We serve clients in the private, public, municipal, and not-for-profit sectors in need of strategic, operational support.

The candidate should have exceptional communication skills and demonstrate the ability to conduct a needs assessment, conduct various research methods, collect, and analyze data, facilitate presentations, prepare reports, develop strategic plans, prepare funding applications and support the operational and administrative implementation.

The selected candidate will have diversified skills and an enthusiasm for progressing and helping businesses and organizations succeed. To thrive in this role, you will need to appreciate the variety of work, work independently, be a team player, communicate well and be well organized. You should have the ability to work under pressure, prioritize tasks, provide leadership, and forecast workload management.

You will be working directly with clients. You will also be responsible for ensuring your deadlines are met and work has been completed within predetermined time frames. You will implement procedural and policy changes to improve operational efficiency where required. You will be required to attend on occasion, staff, training, and other office meetings.

Special Considerations:

Candidates with an accounting accreditation should show an interest in management and/ or cost accounting. Candidates with an accredited economic development certificate would be given special consideration. However, this is not necessary and may be included in a professional development plan for the successful candidate. Special consideration would also be given to candidates with education and experience in marketing strategy and planning.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Management Business Advisory
  • Business Planning (research and writing)
  • Develop & Present Marketing Plans and Strategy
  • S.W.O.T Analysis and clear understanding of company impact
  • Economic Development
  • Proposal Writing (funding application and internal proposal)
  • Opportunity seeker (funding opportunity)
  • Financial Statement
  • Operational Analysis

Requirements, Qualifications and Skills:

  • Minimum of 5-year relevant experience
  • BA or MBA (Business, Economics, Operations, Finance)
  • Professional Accounting Designation (preferred)
  • Bilingual is an asset
  • Travel may be required

Training and Support

  • A support and training program will be implemented based on the specific needs of the selected candidate.

About the Company:

VS Group is an innovative, disruptive, business powerhouse. We value relationships, transparency and trust.

After 24 years in business, we are a fully bilingual agency with a multi-disciplinary structure of people working in the same environment. Our approach is simple, we keep our skills current and continue to successfully provide the best advice possible to our client, so they can stay ahead of the competition. We firmly believe, when our clients are successful, so are we. We are aware and in touch.

We serve diverse industries nationally and internationally and deliver top quality, best-in-class work to help our clients succeed.

We encourage, support and provide continuous training and professional development. With the diverse services we provide and having a team with various skill sets, makes VS Group a unique place to work with multiple options to grow and learn.


Since VS Group is truly understanding to all individual needs, we offer a flexible work schedule customized to individual situation and needs. For consistency purposes all employees are compensated hourly and not salaried. The health benefit and RRSP matching applies to all full-time employees that are scheduled to work more then 30 hours weekly after their probation period.

The hourly compensation is based on the experience and qualification a candidate may have. In this case we are looking for somebody with some level of experience and qualification. So, we expect that the successful candidate will receive an offer that ranges between $28.00 to $38.00 per hour with a potential annual earning at 40hrs weekly of $58,240.00 to $79,040.00

How to Apply:

If you believe you have the skills, knowledge and desire we are looking for, please complete our online application. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.